Aïdas Sanogo is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Basel. The project she is working on, “Corruption, conflict and cities in West and East Africa” is led by Prof. Till Förster and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, The Oumou Dilly Foundation and the Forschungsfonds of the University of Basel. The PhD committee for the research project is composed of Prof. Dr. Till Förster of the University of Basel, Prof. Dr. Francis Akindès of the University of Bouaké, and Dr. Lucy Koechlin of the Universit of Basel. This research project explores the relationship between corruption, conflict and political transformations in urban contexts. Aïdas’ thesis more specifically focuses on the intertwined links between urban governance and city dwellers’ representations of access to land in the city of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire.
Aïdas holds a Master degree in Cultural Anthropology from Uppsala University, Sweden and a Bachelor degree in Sociology, from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Her MA thesis is titled “Behind the scenes: Urban planning and resettlement of displaced people following the flooding of the 1st September 2009 in Burkina Faso”. This thesis revolves around urban planning and how people cope with resettlement and housing issues in a context of disaster.
In 2012, she also conducted a two-month internship within the “urban dynamic cluster” at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden.